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Report: Facebook Operates Satellite With Broadband Potential

By | October 12, 2020

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Anthony Quintano from Honolulu, HI, United States CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

Facebook confirmed to Light Reading that it now operates a satellite equipped with broadband potential.

Arianespace [a satellite launch company] successfully launched a ride-share rocket mission that included a Facebook experimental satellite designed to test ways to improve broadband connectivity,” the company wrote in response to questions. “We believe satellite technology will enable the next generation of broadband infrastructure, helping to bridge the digital divide.”

Facebook stressed that it is not planning to become a provider of satellite connectivity or to launch a constellation of satellites. The company declined to provide any further details on its efforts.

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